Most of canvases in the collection were cut crooked but that didnt interfere with the framing. Nail holes from original framing and larger holes (photographed) for storage. Im sure this painting was handled, moved, stacked, leaned onyou name it. Also has pin holes from being displayed in the studio!
IT COMES FROM A NYC ARTIST STUDIO. Wasserman loved painting New York City... Wasserman, a lifelong New York City artist, was a member of the famous Art Students League, the famed Salmagundi Art Club and served in World War II where he painted battle scenes. This remarkable collection spans his entire career with some marked ASL (Art Students League). The portraits, of which I have hundreds, were all taken off their original stretchers for transport and storage.I believe this was done by the family after he passed. The figures almost feel alive. All New Yorkers, thats a guarantee. No two paintings are alike which makes this collection so remarkable. I have no idea how they were stored. It looks like the family was going to start some kind of cataloging process but abandoned the idea. Well be listing MOST of the collection over the coming YEARS. The older/more substantial pieces Im saving. Wasserman was a special artist but by all accounts a BETTER human being.
He was loved by generations in his NYC neighborhoods. His students are too numerous to list. The collection belongs in a NYC museum. Let us know if you need it sooner.
We just opened our first studio in Irvington, NY. Blocks from the Hudson River. Were super friendly (youth track coach/educator), and easy to deal with. We take pride in being good human beings. Thank you for looking at our items.
Ask as many questions as needed. Wasserman graduated Evander Childs High School, Bronx, NY 1937. Pulitzer Scholarship 1940 led to National Academy, studied with Sidney E. Studied at Art Students League with Charles S. Painted portraits and scenes across Europe.Stationed at the end in Marseille where he met his wife of 55 years, Sylvette Marchetti (deceased). Taught since 1955 at Jackson Heights Art Club and at Educational Alliance Sirovich Senior Center since 2001.
Always with a sketchbook even on subway. Painting class every Saturday until mid September. Member of Salmagundi Art Club where he won numerous prizes. Always a gentleman and adored by his students. Loved and adored by his children Sandra and Daniel.
May his gorgeous work live on. The item "Vintage Albert Wasserman New York City Art Studio Double Sided painting ASL WPA" is in sale since Monday, November 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings".
The seller is "irvingtonantiques" and is located in Irvington, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.